// How to Style // Body Shape - Hourglass

From a recent request for what seems to be an awkward body shape to style I have been asked for a helping hand on how to style a voluptuous body shape. Out of the many questions I get asked about styling or opinions on fashion I especially wanted to share this one and give it a go as it's not very easy at all. Having an hour glass figure is probably one of the best shapes women can be lucky enough to have, but styling it is a whole other story. Ever since I started blogging I never thought much about others body types, I based all of my outfits purely on what I love to wear and my thoughts and opinions on fashion which I just wanted to share over a blog. I never thought about the struggles people go through because of their shape, and this is exactly why I wanted to do this post; why should others miss out on the excitement of seasonal trends just because they aren't sure how to wear it?

 My main focus I wanted to concentrate on when choosing the outfits was the waist. To have a curvy figure you need to make the most of it and accentuate it by choosing garments that cling to the waist. Whatever body shape you have you should ALWAYS make the most of it whether you have legs for days but aren't so confident with the upper part of your body - get those leggies out! Or vise versa! We all have little things we'd love to change but you should most definitely flaunt your best assets, be proud of your body - in this case boobies and bottoms. The inspiration for this subject would have to be Kim Kardashian. If my outfits don't seem to help and it's just not doing the trick then take some tips from what she wears. Kim is in body con outfits the majority of the time but if you're looking for more casual wear then see how she dresses her jeans etc. Her style is incredibly inspirational... or should I say Kanyes? Because as we all know, she doesn't pick the outfits! 

Some people with my shape are extremely envious of the hourglass kind for their full bust and peachy bum with a very small waist. But when it comes to shift dresses and baggy jumpers it's not so easy. 

My First Look - This is one of my ideal casual looks. Bearing in mind what the trends are this season I decided to do the longline cardigan look - even though this look is for comfort I wanted to make it more chic with strappy heels. As you still want to flaunt your curves you don't want to be as 'out there' both day and night, I always think it's better to do that more so for the evening... a bit like wearing your red lippy, eyelashes or curling your hair - just so you look noticeably different in the evening to what you normally would wear in the day. Which is why I chose this tee as it isn't incredibly tight but at the same time has the right amount of looseness to keep it nice and stylish. I would also recommend having a slightly more lower 'V' neckline so it has a tiny peek of the cleavage. Sadly I haven't got that option as I have no cleavage. So appreciate your big boozums ladies!!

My Second Look - I wanted to draw attention to the upper body, by doing so I chose to do this with a roll neck jumper as a high neck will emphasize the boobs with the help of a scarf that will then outline one of your best assets! I also wanted to do this with tight skinny jeans so that it compliments the shape of the hips nicely too. This look can be dressed up or down with chelsea boots how I have done here or pencil skirts and cage heels for a lovely dinner date. 

My Final Look - Now for the evening outfit, you know what they say you either have your legs or boobs out and I gave in to boobs. Much easier for this time of year! I chose to use one of my all in one bodies to guarantee a tight smooth effect to compliment the waist with a plunging neckline. With this invaluable top in your wardrobe you can dress it with almost anything as long as you have those main points accentuated you can have a lot of fun on what you want to do with the bottom half! If you wanted to highlight your whole shape from head to toe then I would suggest pairing this with a mini/pencil skirt. I Chose my oh so precious dark leopard pants to give off a classy smart style with pointed wedges which I think is a very powerful look - most of the time if your outfits have deep pockets it's going to give off that vibe! But if you're finding it far too nippy then dress it with either an off the shoulder knit or a smart blazer with a fun print or different block colour of your choice.

If I had more time I definitely would have done more with this post and gone further with it but unfortunately it got dark very quickly and I ran out of time so this is just a small one, the second half of this post will be done shortly. I will be doing more posts like these so if you would like to ask me something or need help with styling please don't hesitate to contact me I will be more than happy to try my very best to help you out.

Jaide Clothing is a clothing brand based in Canada which is known for it's unique designs which just belong on the curvaceous body. It's worth a look as their designs are just beautiful, I follow them on Instagram and I am literally in love with everything they have! So take a look at what they have, it's perfect for inspiration!

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  1. i absolutely loved the outfits you picked out. they look gorgeous on your body type:)
    i think my fave is the first one. love the colors & the shoes of course:)

    lots of love xx
    Nee from ROSECANDLE11

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  3. Very informative post; nice styling too.
    Have a great weekend.

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